Law Offices of larry r. glazer
In 1999 LOLRG opened its doors as a boutique immigration law firm. As clients sought help with other legal matters our practice steadily expanded. Read on for more about what we do, FAQs, and a little more about us.
LOLRG's immigration practice is headed by Nicolette Glazer, a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2013.
Trucking companies operate in a complex, highly regulated world. We provide strategic advice and aggressive representation to help navigate your business through the many challenges unique to the trucking industry.
WORKER/CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMPLEX LITIGATION
Federal and state laws provide workers and consumers with broad protections from unfair business and labor practices. If you believe you are the victim of any such practice we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
While we represent U.S. citizens and foreign nationals alike, we recognize that immigrants face legal and strategic challenges unlike those of other litigants.
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What distinguishes a Board Certified Specialist from other attorneys?
A Board Certified Specialist must pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfill ongoing education requirements, and receive favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work. You can read more about California's State Board Legal Specialization program, the first of its kind in the U.S., at calbar.ca.gov and conduct a search for certified specialists here.
What can I do to take advantage of the immigration relief bill I keep hearing about on the news?
For now, nothing. Until there is a law on the books and regulations in place there is nothing to do. We will, however, be happy to take your contact info and let you know when it's time to act. Just contact us and choose to receive LOLRG's updates on immigration law.
Why can't I ask an assistant or receptionist a quick question about my case?
Long before the pandemic disrupted standing operating procedures we required that all substantive, case related questions be addressed to one of our attorneys. This policy prevents any possible misunderstandings. Our receptionists are instructed not to answer any case specific questions and will direct your call only to one of our attorneys.
I own a trucking company. What can I do to protect myself against a disgruntled employee or independent contractor filing suit against me?
The key to protecting yourself and your company is implementing a system of procedures and safeguards to assure compliance with state and federal safety, wage, and hour laws, including the requirements for minimum wage and overtime, meal and rest break periods, and employee expense reimbursement. We can provide a comprehensive review of your contracts, procedures, and manuals to curb challenges to independent contractor status and claims for wage and hours violations.
I am an owner-operator under a lease with a carrier that isn't paying me what I'm owed. Can I sue?
You bet. (Hey, we are lawyers.) Federal regulations mandate that equipment leases between carriers and owner-operators assure that the rights of both contracting parties and the public are protected. If you have performed work for hire and have not received the compensation owed you can seek the help of the courts. Whether it's worth your time and money is a different question. The bigger picture -- for both the trucking company and the owner operator -- is to protect yourself by following the law and using well-drafted contracts.
How are you doing consultations these days, and how much do they cost?
All consultations are now held either by phone or video. To schedule a consultation complete the contact form and express your interest in a consultation. For matters not related to immigration consultations are free.
Okay, but what about immigration consultations?
We charge a fee of $200 for a half hour consultation on immigration matters. Now, for those not needing to discuss confidential matters we believe there is a better option: join Nicolette Glazer for a free group Q&A session on Zoom, Instagram Live, or Telegram. Ask your questions or just listen in -- hopefully you'll find out what you need to know, and it's a nice, casual way for you to evaluate whether you might want us to represent you should the need arise.
You'll find scheduled events here. Note: not all events are open to the public, and some are capacity controlled. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.
I'm up to speed on the Federal Motor Carrier Act and the DOT regulations. Anything else I need to keep an eye on?
Yes. The complexity of the trucking industry is breathtaking. Among the federal laws and regulations you need to comply with are the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ERISA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pregnanacy Discrimination Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act. That's just to name a few. And don't forget about your state's laws and regulations.
How do your fees compare with the fees of other attorneys?
You will find attorneys with lower fees. If you do retain our firm, rest assured that you will not be surprised with unanticipated fees or expenses. Our contract will spell out the terms of the fee agreement without legalese or ambiguity. We are upfront with our fees, and we prefer to work on a flat fee basis in order to provide our clients with cost certainty. Keep in mind: the most inexpensive attorneys may do excellent work, but then again they may not. We have had innumerable clients over the years who opted for a less expensive attorney at the initial stage of their case only to hire us years later, at far greater expense, to conduct their appeal.
I've been using the same commercial contracts for years. Is it safe to assume, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Absolutely not. A motor carrier's agreements with shippers, brokers, owner-operators, fuel and equipment suppliers, and other businesses involve complex, ever-changing legal issues that can make or break your business. It is imperative that your contracts be reviewed for legal compliance and amended to best fit your business model.
Nicolette Glazer, nee Palikarska, is a native of Bulgaria. She graduated from both Sofia University's Kliment Ohridski School of Law and Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu. Nicolette is a California Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Larry Glazer graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford Law School in Palo Alto. Both are members of the California State Bar; one or both are admitted to practice before the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts.
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